News from November 2018

Blitzboks face Engeland in Dubai Cup quarterfinals

Blitzboks face Engeland in Dubai Cup quarterfinals

Posted on November 30, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team will face England in the Cup quarter-finals of the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens on Saturday after they topped Pool A at the end of the first day of the event, played at The Sevens on Friday. The Blitzboks topped their pool despite losing by 19-12 to Argentina in their final match […]

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Deport happy with Springbok Women’s Sevens performances

Deport happy with Springbok Women’s Sevens performances

Posted on November 30, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Women’s Sevens coach, Paul Delport, congratulated his squad for their performances in the International Invitational Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens after solid wins en route to the final, where they were beaten 31-5 by Japan. Delport said the efforts earlier on Friday, where the South Africans edged Tribe Sevens – an Australian invitational team – […]

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Sevens Academy want to lay down marker

Sevens Academy want to lay down marker

Posted on November 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

It is fair to say that the SA Rugby Sevens Academy class of 2017/18 graduated with distinction after they played in the final of the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens International Invitational in Dubai this time around last year, and then travelled to South America where they won tournaments in Uruguay and Chile, starting 2019 on […]

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Roux praises players after tough U19 camp

Roux praises players after tough U19 camp

Posted on November 28, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux was satisfied with the outcomes of the Under-19 assessment camp in Stellenbosch and praised the players for their work-ethic, adding that it would benefit the team when they begin their preparations for the World Rugby U20 Championship next year. The two-and-a-half week camp, which concluded on Tuesday, will be followed […]

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Small steps for Springbok Women’s Sevens in Dubai

Small steps for Springbok Women’s Sevens in Dubai

Posted on November 28, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

A first appearance at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, playing at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco and finishing runners at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Qualifying Tournament in Hong Kong have earned the Springbok Women’s Sevens team some air miles, but unfortunately they failed to stamp their authority on the […]

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Contribution the war cry for Blitzboks’ Impi

Contribution the war cry for Blitzboks’ Impi

Posted on November 28, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The mechanical engineering side of Impi Visser has taught him to be patient, scientific and pragmatic and to trust the construction of designs. So when the 23-year-old graduate takes to the field for his country at the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens on Friday, those traits will be present, but added to that will be massive […]

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A decade of Dubai for Blitzbok

A decade of Dubai for Blitzbok

Posted on November 27, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Clutching at his knee, desperately fighting off the pain of a torn knee ligament, Kyle Brown saw the chequered flag of his Blitzboks career being waved, as he lay prone on the pitch of the Singapore National Stadium. The 30-year-old forward had just suffered a serious injury in his 65th tournament for South Africa – […]

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SA teams target strong finish to 2018 Guinness PRO14 matches

SA teams target strong finish to 2018 Guinness PRO14 matches

Posted on November 27, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

There will be all-out action in the Guinness PRO14 this weekend as the Toyota Cheetahs set their sights on back-to-back victories, while the Isuzu Southern Kings target a breakthrough win after a few disappointing rounds in what marks their final matches in 2018. The Toyota Cheetahs host Connacht in Bloemfontein on Saturday at 17h00 and […]

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Raubenheimer: Springbok Women learned valuable lessons on tour

Raubenheimer: Springbok Women learned valuable lessons on tour

Posted on November 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer said he and his team learned several lessons from their four-match European Tour as they embarked on the journey back to South Africa on Monday. The team won their opening match against the UK Armed Forces 31-12 in Richmond, but suffered defeats in all three Test matches, going down 19-5 […]

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SA Rugby congratulate Dyanyti on World Rugby Award

SA Rugby congratulate Dyanyti on World Rugby Award

Posted on November 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby President, Mr Mark Alexander, praised Springbok winger Aphiwe Dyantyi for scooping the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year Award in association with Tudor at a glittering function in Monaco on Sunday evening. In doing so, the 24-year-old Dyantyi became the first South African to win this prestigious award for players in their […]

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